Elections 2018

ISLAMABAD – An appellate tribunal of the Lahore High Court rejected the RO’s objections and allowed Imran to contest upcoming polls from NA-95 seat of Mianwali as well as NA-131 seat of Lahore.

The verdict regarding the Mianwali seat was reserved by Appellate tribunal judge Justice Faisal Zaman Khan and on Monday, the august court decided in favour of the PTI chief.

During the hearing of the case, Imran’s counsel Babar Awan had argued that the PTI supremo had declared all his assets and the concerned RO rejected the nomination papers on technical grounds.

Awan requested the tribunal to declare the RO’s decision null and void and to allow Imran, contest the upcoming election from NA-95.

On the other hand, lawyer Jahandad Khan told the court that the oath commissioner has not attested Imran’s affidavit and that Khan’s signatures were different on every page.

However, the provincial high court has now rejected the objections, paving way for Khan to contest elections from his ancestral town.

Imran Khan had submitted nomination papers for five seats of the National assembly, NA-53 (Islamabad), NA-95 (Mianwali), NA-131 Lahore, NA-243 in Karachi and NA-35.

With the latest verdict, Khan has been given a go-ahead to contest elections from all the constituencies, except Bannu.